Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Dodgers Name Part 3

Its back to essays and planning for disertations again so I am now very busy. However I still continue to research the Dodgers name. It now appears that the expression was in use a long while before the Normandy landings took place. The earliest example I have so far is Feb/March 1944 and one veteran recalls hearing Lord Haw Haw talk about it. It appears that the expression D-Day was being openly used for the forthcoming assault on Europe, the only thing that was not known was exactly when and where. This also means that when I examined the Lady Astor archive I may have been looking at the wrong year (who would have thought that D-Day Dodgers originated in 1943?)

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